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Female-led Films Dominate 2016 European Film Awards (EFA) Nominations

The nominations for the 29th European Film Awards were revealed today and female-led films dominated the field, especially the top category, Best European Film, where the nominees are: Elle, I, Daniel Blake, Julieta, Room and Toni Erdman. Toni Erdmann was the most-nominated film of the day with five, also picking up directing, screenplay and acting nominations for Sandra Hüller and ...

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Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd to Produce 2017 Oscars

After the longest period before an announcement in recent history, it was confirmed this morning (after Variety reported negotiations yesterday) that Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have officially signed on to produce the 89th Academy Awards. De Luca and Todd are co-chairs for the Producers Guild Awards and had earlier said the commitment to the PGA would not give ...

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2017 Golden Globes: Meryl Streep to Receive 2017 Cecil B. deMille Award

Meryl Streep will receive the Cecil B. deMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) at the Golden Globes in January. She is also in contention for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her film Florence Foster Jenkins. She has been Golden Globe-nominated for the last four years in a row and ...

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2016 International Documentary Association (IDA) Nominations include 13TH, White Helmets, O.J.: Made in America

The documentary race is starting to take shape. After the recent announcements of the submitted Feature and Shorts in the Documentary categories for the Academy Awards, the International Documentary Association has revealed their nominations today. Some very high profile docs show up in feature including Ava DuVernay’s 13TH, Cameraperson and the nearly eight-hour epic O.J.: Made in America. The nominations ...

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2016 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) Nominations: I, Daniel Blake and American Honey Hit Big

The 2016 British Independent Film Award nominations have been announced, with Ken Loach’s 2016 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or–winning I, Daniel Blake leading with a field-best seven nominations. So popular was Ken Loach with BIFA this year, a documentary the director and his films was also nominated. Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow (the UK’s submission for ...

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2017 Oscars: 70 Animated Shorts Contend for Shortlist of Ten

A longlist of 70 animated short films contending for the Academy Award has been revealed by Cartoon Brew, including their top picks, synopsis, and trailers. This is a significant jump from last year’s total (60) and a continuing trend in this category. Back in 2010 only 33 films qualified. This is not the “official” list from the Academy, that comes in November. ...

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2017 Oscars: 145 Films Submitted for Documentary Feature Oscar

LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred forty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards®. Over a dozen entries are currently available for streaming on Netflix, including 13th, Amanda Knox, Audrie & Daisy, Colliding Dreams, Hooligan Sparrow and Our Last Tango. Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia, was this year’s Oscar winner. Check out ...

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‘Patriots Day’ Lands AFI Fest Closing Spot

Peter Berg’s second film of 2016, Patriots Day, has landed a sweet spot at AFI Fest, Closing Night Film on November 17th. This could bode well for the film’s Oscar chances; last year eventual Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner, The Big Short, closed the festival. The film joins the previously announced Rules Don’t Apply (Opening Night film), Miss Sloane, Moana, 20th Century Women ...

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New ‘Sing’ Posters plus Cast and their Characters feat. Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

Character posters plus cast and character images from the upcoming animated musical SING feature stars like Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johannson chilling out with their animated counterparts. They are joined by Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly and Taron Egerton. SING features more than 65 songs as it follows the musical aspirations of a diverse group of characters all vying ...

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New York Film Critics Circle to Announce December 1st

The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) is set to announce their awards for the best in film for 2016 on Thursday, December 1st. Always one of the early announcers, they will be sharing that date with the Critics Choice Movie Awards nominations and just after the National Board of Review (NBR) makes their choices on November 29th. Last year, ...

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